As the capital of Brazil, Sao Paulo boasts an unforgettable nightlife and urban scene that captivates visitors. Travelers can experience everything from baroque and neoclassical architecture of the historic downtown to ecotourism that stretches into the southern reaches of the city. Hotels in Sao Paulo range from futuristic five star accommodations at the Hotel Unique to basic rooms at backpacker hostels and budget inns. Sao Paolo hotels are scattered throughout all its unique districts.
The Anhembi Convention Center is one of the largest venues of its kind within Latin America, and hosts a variety of fairs, festivals, and shows, with a concert capacity of 35 thousand people.
Experience authentic Asian cuisine at the Kabura restaurant or Guxian Cun in Liberdade, browse over 200 meal options at Gigetto, or delight in a drink with live music at Cafe PiuPiu.
Discover the clashing of the old and new worlds on Avenue Paulista, where historic churches, schools, and residences elbow their way across from the ultra-contemporary Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo.
Discover furniture and musical instruments along the west-side's Rua Teodoro Sampaio, shop for clothing in the downtown and southeast districts, and pick up some bargains from Liberadade's Asian boutiques.
As expected in Brazil, Sao Paulo boasts an incredible fervor for football, with many local teams playing venues from Arena Corinthians to Marumbi Stadium. The impending 2014 FIFA World Cup is being hosted here.